Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a broad range of experience of over 35 years. I have found that when people reach a personal life impasse, they often benefit from developing increased self-understanding and an outside impartial opinion.
My primary Interests is in providing Humanistic psychotherapy to those people who want to invest the time to explore and understand themselves. My counseling emphasis has focused on helping clients resolve the difficulties of Life Transitions: Family Separations (Divorce, Child Custody/ Reunification); Career changes; Marital and pre-marital; Blended families. My clients learn to understand and resolve Depression and Anxiety, and Grieve the Loss of loved ones. I am also a consultant in areas of Couple Communication, and Parenting; with First Responders; USA Military Service Members and their families.
My approach is Humanistic/Cognitive/ Interpersonal; Learning to cope with Traumatic Life Changes. Throughout my career, I have worked in community Mental Health centers, and on crisis teams, within the community. I provide the most useful guidance through guiding the development of Self-Awareness, Self-Acceptance, and Independence; learning one's strengths and coping/problem-solving, and improving Communication. I valuable the impact of Positive Psychology as well as Mindfulness and Meditation.
[Note: I currently schedule 9:00-6:00 PST
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
CA Psychologist 8262
Dr. LeGassick is the BEST therapist you could ask for. He attentively listens and gives you the best advice. I’ve been seeing him for months now and he has made a huge impact on my life. Finding him and consistently seeing him is one of the best decisions I made this year. 10/10.
Written on Aug 29, 2023 after therapy with Richard for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dr. LeGassick is a wonderful therapist. His advice is genuinely helpful and very applicable. He shares techniques that work if you put in the work too. In every session I feel heard, seen, and understood. His calm nature creates a safe space that never feels invasive, judgmental or pushy. He's also great with follow-up and messaging. Best therapist I've tried and there's been a lot!
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Richard for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Dr. LeGassick is an amazing psychologist. His expertise is unparalleled and his approach to our sessions has always impressed me. He has demonstrated compassion and kindness and has guided me through very hard conversations with professionalism and care. He cares deeply about his patients’ wellbeing and has reached out to me multiple times after sessions via messages to check in when he knows i’m going through a hard phase. I feel very confident in his ability to guide me and allow me to express thoughts and feelings and always has a way to both understand and acknowledge what i am saying but also and even more importantly help adjust my perspective on things. He has helped me to be kinder to myself and see things clearly when i could not and has been a safe space for me to be me. I couldn’t not recommend him highly enough and i’m sure all his patients will say the same.
Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with Richard for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Dr. LeGassick is a confident, considerate and compassionate therapist and I am very grateful to him!
Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Richard for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I feel like he listens well and is giving me information as I need it and replies to my messages quickly
Written on Jun 18, 2023 after therapy with Richard for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dr. LeGassick, made me feel comfortable and listened to what I was saying. I’m glad to have Dr. LeGassick as my doctor.
Written on May 30, 2023 after therapy with Richard for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes